7-May-2010 9:02 AM

Brett Godfrey, visionary, founder and CEO of VIrgin Blue retires today. Bye Brett!

Brett Godfrey, founder and CEO of Virgin Blue, aviation visionary and in many ways a unique force in global aviation history, steps down today, 7-May-2010 ten years after setting it up. He is largely responsible for transforming Australia's aviation market from a stodgy duopoly in 2000 into probably the most vibrant in the world today. The now very different airline - evolved from a pure LCC into a "New World Airline" and soon to become an "Airline of the Future" - has its battles ahead. But that will be the role of its new CEO, John Borghetti. (See also the Centre's tribute to Mr Godfrey on our website)